FZ.45. Diaphananthe Schltr.

Description of the genus

Epiphytic, occasionally lithophytic, herbs with monopodial growth. Stem covered with old leaf bases. Roots numerous, arising along stem, often with prominent white streaks. Pseudobulbs 0. Leaves distichous. Flowers translucent, usually white, yellowish or greenish, less often pinkish or purplish. Sepals and petals free. Lip entire or obscurely lobed; margin often erose. Pollinia 2.

Worldwide: 20 species in tropical Africa

Zimbabwe: 7 taxa.

Diaphananthe rutila

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
fragrantissima (Rchb. f.) Schltr.[CR]EDescription, Image
kamerunensis (Schltr.) Schltr.[CR]?
rutila (Rchb. f.) Summerh.C,EDescription, Image
sp.no.1. (Ball 657)E
stolzii Schltr.E
subsimplex Summerh.E
xanthopollinia (Rchb. f.) Summerh.EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Diaphananthe:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Diaphananthe
Flora of Mozambique: Diaphananthe
Flora of Zambia: Diaphananthe

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Diaphananthe
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Diaphananthe
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Diaphananthe
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Diaphananthe
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Diaphananthe
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Diaphananthe

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Diaphananthe.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=445, retrieved 23 March 2017

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